“When people are outside, the beautiful teak and the cushions become the background for people and their dressed up clothes and their food and wine,” says Linda. “I like that kind of approach to outside, because you’re also looking at landscaping and the sky. The furniture is beautiful and durable, and it works in this area of the world. You want it to always look good and really be comfortable.”
For free patio and porch decor, use stones from your yard or a piece of driftwood from the beach or lake. "You would be surprised to learn that you already have plenty of decor options right in your own backyard," says Atlanta designer Alice Cramer.
The picturesque spa/pool in this quaint, mountain backyard is surrounded by low, maintenance desert plants and comfortable patio furniture, allowing for visitors to enjoy the pool, even if they don't enjoy being in the pool.
This spacious brown wicker patio furniture boasts colorful lime green cushions paired with bold red and orange throw pillows. A round table with a brown granite top sits at the center, while neutral Terrazzo tiles cover the patio floor.
Colorful indoor outdoor pillows bring tropical colors into this relaxing space. Moroccan lanterns and breezy curtains carry on in tropical style, while woven patio furniture invites guests to linger under the ceiling fan. Window screens keep out the bugs, making this a true oasis.
This outdoor sitting area features thick blue seat cushions on chocolate brown wicker furniture with matching side table and cushioned coffee table. The blue and brown contrast with the neutral tile flooring. Pattern pillows add a hint of orange, and a yellow blanket provides a large swatch of color.
After a day of romping around on the island, children can enjoy a private outdoor space to unwind. Teak lounge chairs with turquoise cushions and a pink throw blanket bring the cheerful theme of the kids’ room outside.
Orange fish scale patterned throw pillows compliment the orange hue in the brick patio flooring. The black iron outdoor living room set is padded with plush neutral cushions. Greenery surrounds the patio space including shaped trees framing the large window.
Designers were able to successfully mix styles by keeping with the home's exterior neutral color scheme across the outdoor furniture and accessories. The more contemporary patio furniture blends well with the French Provincial theme because it does not take a lead in the overall scheme; rather, the furniture's simple lines and structure blend with the evenness of the architecture. Landscaping by Mark Scott and Associates.
This round red flagstone patio squeezes in several inviting features, including lounge chairs, a clay chiminea and a dining table with an umbrella. Black Mondo and green Pennisetum grasses offset the red flagstone surface.